South Georgia Technical College

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South Georgia Technical College
Established 1948
Type Junior college
President Sparky Reeves
Academic staff
80
Students 1,946[1]
Undergraduates 1,946[1]
Location Americus, Georgia, USA
Campus Urban (small town);
1,000 acres (4 km²)
Athletics 1 Varsity Sport
Colors Red and White ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Nickname The Jets
Mascot Jet Plane
Affiliations GJCAA (Region XVII)
Website www.southgatech.edu

South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) is a residential college located in southwest Georgia, teaching the latest educational programs of today. There are two campuses within the main college. The main college is located in Americus, Georgia, while the satellite campus located in Cordele, Georgia offers the same programs. Diploma programs usually take about one to two years to complete for full-time students, on the contrary Certificate Programs take on average one to two quarters to finish. Programs of high interest include criminal justice, nursing, early childcare, marketing, and culinary arts. SGTC serves many neighboring counties including Macon, Sumter, Webster, and Crisp County. In addition many partnerships exist with local business, making it possible for students to obtain part-time jobs.[2]

History[edit]

South Georgia Technical College is located in the heart of Americus, Georgia. Originally SGTC was Air force training facility during World War I and World War II. The facility was known at the time as Souther Air Field (Souther Field). In fact Charles A. Lindbergh bought his first plane; (a Jenny) from Souther Field. Lindbergh was the first to fly from New York to Paris nonstop in “The Spirit of St. Louis” in 1927. Initially in 1948 the school was named South Georgia Trade and Vocational School, until the phrase “trade school” dropped in 1963. After the change the school was identified as South Georgia Technical and Vocational School. Furthermore the school name changed once more as a result of 1988 a legislative act. Although the name did not become official until Governor Roy Barnes enacted the Educational Reform Bill on November 2, 2000. As of today SGTC offers many Associate degree programs ranging from aviation,auto repair, and dental hygiene. New growth and development has accrued since Sparky Reeves [1] was appointed school President in 2004. Sparky Reeves is only the sixth person in the schools rich history to uphold such an honorable position.[3]

Location[edit]

South Georgia Technical College is located on the outskirts of Americus, in Sumter County, Georgia just southwest of interstate 75. The small town is a part of Sumter County Historic District, because of its history in railroad and technological advances during the mid-1800s. Thanks to local attorney Samuel H. Hawkins [2] Americus was known as the Metropolis of Southwest Georgia because of its major cotton distribution. The college is 32 miles from the greater city of Albany, Georgia and approximately 2.5 hours away from the state’s capital Atlanta. The nearest major (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) serving the state is only 2.5 hours from Americus. SGTC rests on the foothills of American history, because it’s known for being the home of the Habitat for Humanity, and the prominent Windsor Hotel (Americus) (built in 1892).[4]

General Admission[edit]

  • Public 2 year college
  • Campus student enrollment 3,550
  • Coeducational institution
  • Dorm Status: Yes
  • Small town (pop. 5,000-25,000
  • Application fee $20
  • Tuition 1200 in-state
  • 2200 out of state
  • Limited Greek Life Available

Financial Aid'

  • Need base
  • Federal Pell Grant

Academic Programs of Interest[edit]

  • Aviation
  • Cosmetology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Avionics
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Dealer Service Technology
  • Commercial Driver License Training
  • Police Academy

Adult Education Programs[edit]

  • Personal attention
  • Free instruction
  • Supplied textbooks and workbooks
  • Educational counseling
  • Individual instruction
  • Assessment of academic skills
  • Computer assisted instruction

References[edit]

  1. Georgia 411. Corporation, XAP. "Georgia 411". State of Georgia Education Dept. September 24, 2008
  2. SGTC Accessed Sept. 23, 2008
  3. Windsor Hotel Accessed Sept. 23, 2008
  4. City of Americus Accessed Sept. 23, 2008
  5. Samuel Hawkins Accessed Sept. 23, 2008
  6. [3] Accessed Sept. 23, 2008

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